Last year we've featured the awesome work of concept artist Michael Kutsche, who makes some amazing pieces that are breathtaking. Back then, I remember seeing an illustration of the Red Queen, but i didn't pay much attention. A few days ago I ran into his work once more, and I realized that the Red Queen I'd seen before was only the beggining of a co-op with Tim Burton himself to the Alice in Wonderland movie. Michael has some amazing early concept arts at his portfolio, which I just have to share with you guys. Also, if you don't remember the first post, check it out here. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Red Queen March Hare Caterpillar Knave Dodo Cheshire Cat White Rabbit Madhatter "This is one of the early Madhatter concepts I did for Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland". I did the drawing before Johnny Depp was cast in the role, that's why there's no similarity." - Michael Kutsche
A few weeks ago in one of our Daily Inspirations posts I saw these illustrations that immediately caught my attention and ever since then I've been obsessed with this artist. He's a Swedish artist named Kilian Eng. He illustrates, animates, and creates music. His style is very 80's, dark, neon, and scf-fi/fantasy inspired. It reminds me of a mix between the Another World video game, Tron, and 80's cartoons like Heavy Metal, Robotech, Silverhawks and Thundercats. There's something more to his illustrations that captivate me. They evoke some kind of emotion in me which I partly attribute to nostalgia, but they are also calming and seductive. He's definitely an inspiration to me. Kilian Eng's Blog: http://dwdesignsmusicdelivery.blogspot.com/ Here are some examples of his amazing animations and illustrations: An attempt at nuclear physics (Swedish with English Sub) from DW DW on Vimeo. Parallels Raised By Wolves Remix By Kilian Eng DW Design from DW DW on Vimeo. More videos on his Vimeo Page
I know that a person can do anything in design programs such as good old Photoshop, but that are tons of fantastic traditional artists that don't come even close to these programs, and make beautiful art. My point is that if new artists got an eye for "virtual" art, I think it would be for the best if they started offline... in traditional surfaces such as a linen canvas. I'm not saying that digital artists are not as good as traditional artists, but they might really not get to experience that mix of feelings when a person paints... the smell of the inks, the touch of the brush, etc. Erik Jones is a traditional artist who makes great illustrations... You should really check out his portfolio for more of his pieces. Also, if you're a solely digital artist, I recommend you to get dirty with the real thing. It might be a great new experience for you. Cheers! ;)
Pablo Bisoglio is a visual artist and illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has illustrated numerous works for a range of international publishers and magazines, including: Wired (USA) Ford Magazine (Argentina), Young Creative Network (UK), Fortune-Time inc. (USA), Grupo de Revistas La Nacion (Argentina) Panasonic (UK), Roger (UK), Teachersmag (UK), Diego (Sweden), Sushi (germany), Flattenmag (China), Reach+ (Japan), Odicca (USA), RevistaColectiva (Costa Rica) and Universal Music (Brazil) among others. Before establishing himself as a full-time freelancer in 2004, Pablo worked for a Buenos Aires-based graphic design company creating CD and DVD booklets. He was also involved in motion graphics development for television post-production projects. Some Works For more information visit Pablo's website at http://www.pablobisoglio.com.ar/
Tell me this isn't the most original thing you've seen all week. And don't expect anything less than original from Christoph Niemann, a regular illustrator over at The New York Times online with his own opinion blog - Abstract City. Christoph illustrates in the cartographic style of Google Maps, and he does it with wit! I love it. So much so that I'm having a hard time picking a favorite right now. Share your favorite with me on twitter! And be sure to head on over to his portfolio for more clever illustrations.
I cannot wait for the day I'll finally buy me a video game (which one I don't know) and will be finally able to play that sweet Street Fighter IV game. This series is a true classic... I remember playing the arcade game in 1993 or so... and was pretty fun! So, yes, I got a little nostalgic about it, and just had to find some trully kickass illustrations... and yeah, I did it. These are totally awesome, the artists are amazing... and I guess that checking these will be little fun for everyone that loves the series. Also, if you like these, you should really check out each artist's page for more of their work. I hope you all enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Fabian "Monk" Schlaga Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Arnold Tsang and Ramil Sunaga Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Arnold Tsang Art by Arnold Tsang Art by Bobby Chiu Art by Arnold Tsang Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Sven Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Espen Grundetjern Art by Mark "diablo2003" Brooks Art by Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz Art by Alvin Lee Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Gary Yeung Art by Ryan Benjamin Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Arnold Tsang Art by Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz Art by Arnold Tsang Art by Alvin Lee, Colors by Spen Grundetjern Art by Arnold Tsang Lines by Joe Ng, Colors by Spen Grundetjern Pencils by Alvin Lee, Inks by Crystal Reid, Colors by Espen Grundetjern
Kareem Rizk is a Melbourne based Australian artist who graduated from Monash University in 2004 with a Bachelor in Graphic Design. This course encouraged a rich influence of mixed media techniques which has always been evident in his work. Rizk’s initial ambition was to forge a career as a Graphic Designer. However it was a short time after the completion of the university course that a more prominent interest in fine art became the focus of his endeavours. Previous work includes a position as a Graphic Designer for Melbourne‘s No.1 selling newspaper, The Herald Sun, as well as freelance design for various large and small clients. Rizk started making collages in 2005 but it wasn’t until 2006 that an emphasis on promoting new work began. After only a few weeks of promoting his work Rizk was offered several opportunities for printed publication and exposure in Australia and the UK. Shortly after this came offers to exhibit the artwork in galleries. Working mediums include collage, acrylic, oil pastel, pencil, solvent transfers and acrylic transfers. The work is highly textured and often multi-layered with a nostalgic and weathered quality. Rizk's works can often be vibrant with colour, while others display a very refined or minimal palette. Rizk's working methods also extend to digital collage with a very gritty and realistic display of texture and layering. The digital work is very much an experimentation in blurring the line between handmade work and digital work. Exhibitions include solo and group shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, Barcelona and Milan. Exhibited work also includes large format displays in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Further expressions of interest in Rizk’s work have come from New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Russia and Switzerland. Rizk's work has been published in numerous magazines and books including Art Review, Empty magazine, Day In The Lyfe, Advanced Photoshop, ROJO magazine, Semi-Permanent Book 2007 & 2009, Computer Arts, Idea Fixa book, Mail Me Art book, Trip magazine, Design Graphics, Don’t Panic magazine and Desktop magazine. For more from Kareem Rizk visit his website and some of these works are available for sale at Etsy
Evgeny Kiselev is a freelancer illustrator and graphic designer from Saint Petersburg, Russia, his works were published in magazines such as Computer arts (U.K.), IDN (Hong Kong), ROJO (Spain), Grafik magazine (U.K.), Beautiful Decay (U.S.A.), E-tapes (France), Chewonthis magazine (U.S.A.), I.O. Magazine (Germany), X-Funs (Taiwan), New web pick, Artzmania e-zine, Sherbert magazine (U.S.A.), X-CUP (Taiwan), Semi Permanent books 05-07 etc. For more works and information we highly recommend that you check out Evgeny's website. "The diverse work of Evgeny Kiselev oscillates between the rigors of symmetry and prolific excess. Several compositions begin with vivid tiled patterns that are mirrored again and again until they can no longer be contained and are forced to push beyond the confines of their logic. Others, emerge from a single outline that manifests the controlled lawlessness of the work. Each piece achieves a complexity of color and layer that continues to build infinitely into the space of the page creating a warping spatial depth". My artwork from Mutations series in ROJO OUT exhibition on 8X3 m. billboards. Spain, Barcelona, Corcega 691. Until april 2008.
LOST final season is running, and fans everywhere are all very anxious for its end, when all the secrets of the island will be revealed. I'm one of them... and taking a look at Behance the other day, I ran into some awesome illustrations! The artist behind these has got the name of a famous character, Michael Myers, and he's done some truly killer illustrations (pun intended). For more of his awesome illustrations, check out his portfolio. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
I simply love fashion and many things surrounding it, specially fashion sketches and illustrations! I really like browsing around looking for nice and inspiring fashion sketches. I think that fashion illustrations are extremely beautiful, elegant, delicate... they transmit a good vibe. I'm not sure why they enchant me this much, but I just can't get tired of fashion sketches. And this is exactly why I decided to put this selection together. All of the images I will show here I found at deviantART, so click at the images to go to the author's page. They have lots of great stuff to show. And in case you also like this kind of subject, let me know and I will write more about it! Enjoy. =)
The Spanish Illustrator Vicente García Morillo came up with a series of illustrations called Black Book Sessions which each session represent a different musician and the illustrations go along with it's style, check it out.
Mario Wagner was born in 1974 and works as an artist and illustrator in San Francisco/USA and Cologne/Germany. His unique illustrations and artworks are commissioned by the most popular magazines like Playboy and the New York Times Magazine or clients like Adidas or Cheerios. Wagner’s work is made analog, he uses old magazines, scissor, glue and acrylcolor, even for his about 6,5 feet large artworks. His work was already shown in numerous german and international exhibitions including the SCOPE. For more information and portfolio visit Mario Wagner's website at http://www.mario-wagner.com Some Works For Cerasoli Gallery, 2009 for Neue Zuercher Zeitung, 2009 for TAXI/Hospice Ontario, 2009 for TAXI/Hospice Ontario, 2009 for Cheerios, 2008 for Runners World, 2009 "Flower" for Booklet Magazine, acryl+ collage on paper, 2008 "Essen" for SZ Wissen, acryl + collage on paper, 2007 "Radio" for Boston Globe, 2007 "Chapped Lips", 2007 "Bomben" "Wolken" for ROJO Magazine A selection of hist latest jobs for Design Week, INK Magazine, D Magazine and Zeit Wissen. Mario Wagner was elected to design the Gallery Wall of the 4010 Telekom Shop in Berlin Mitte. Drop by and enjoy the 27 x 8 feet large wall. Mario Wagner is the third artist after Akinori Oishi and Thomas Manig who is honored to show his work.
I really love how some artists have mastered retro illustrations! We've seen plenty of great designs, from Wall-e posters, to the Incredibles, passing through all things comic books. Retro illustration is everywhere, and the Lab Partners know how to do it. These pieces are pretty sweet, really worth taking a look. Also, there's their portfolio, where Ryan Meis and Sarah Labieniec share all their work with everyone. You should all visit them, and check all their work out! I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
Ben Heine is a Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer. His galleries are filled with great stuff and he can walk beautifully between several art directions, creating amazing pieces in any way he goes. Ben studied graphic arts - and worked as a graphic creator for 8 years - and sculpture and also has a degree in journalism. Besides all that he also speaks French, English and Dutch fluently, and some bits of Polish, Spanish and Russian. So don't worry about language issues when you decide to get in touch with him. ;) I really liked his work! The illustrations, digital paintings, photographs... everything is really inspiring. Some photos look like desktop wallpapers landscapes, the paintings are extremely creative and colorful...he simply has several kinds of work, to please multiple tastes. As I made only a brief selection from his work, I really recommend you to check out his flickr gallery or his DA page. Ben has tons of great artworks to show, so take your time and check them out. I hope you like the selection. Enjoy. :)
We've been hearing lately a buzz about a possible Thundercats movie. That would be pretty sweet, since the Thundercats was one of my all time favorite cartoons... So I thought it would be a good idea to check some cool illustrations to enjoy the cats. Some high class illustrations have made awesome art, really worth checking out! Don't forget to check their portfolios... They'll really enjoy it! I hope you all like it! Cheers. ;) UndoCrew Lines by Alex Milne, Colors by Espen Grundetjern Pencils by Lauren Montgomery, Colors by Dracowyr John Amor Carlos Lerms Lines by Dexstar71, Colors by Javilaparra Pencils by Edu Francisco, Colors by Teodoro Gonzalez Mihajlo Dimitrovski Andy Park Carlos DAnda Paul Harmon John Amor Pencils by Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, Colors by Tony Washingto Caio Cacau Halil URAL Pencils by Ryan Benjamin, Colors by Joel David Velásquez Gavin Schmidt Pencils by Ariel Padilla, Colors by evergreenfajardo Remainaery Javas Lines by Pedro Delgado, R. A. Southerland and Carlos Gomez, Colors by Kyle Foster Pedro Leonelli Giovanny Dave Johnson
Oh my God. I actually thought I had already posted about this guy. Ok, not just some guy, but Dave Johnson. Dave who? Dave Johnson! If you don't know him, you should really google him just to know how great this artist is. He's one of the greatest illustrators out there. When I was younger, one of my all time favorite Superman comics mini-series was the Red Son. I loved those books... and later I found out that Dave Johnson had done the covers for them. I instantly faved that guy forever. He's done some great works for both Marvel and DC, and many great indie works... anyways, you should REALLY check out his portfolio to see ALL his kickass work. I hope you like it! Cheers. ;)
Once again it's Friday... and we must have fun. I was trying to figure out a fun post, and at general, illustrations are fun, right? So I just had to post the work of Serge Birault, this amazing artist who makes beautiful art. He comes up with some great characters, absolutely beautiful pin-ups which take our breath away. For more of his work, visit this portfolio at DeviantART... I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)